This is a time for argument. The world after communism, after the fall of the last of the great empires, doesn’t conform to anyone’s expectations.
There are still pretenders, left and right, to ideological correctness. But no one that I know knows what ought to be done about the major post-imperial questions: transitional politics and economics (from what to what?), new/old nationalism, religious revival, civil war, internationalist intervention, mass immigration, multiculturalism. On all these issues, there is a wide range of opinion among our editors and writers, which we intend to represent in the magazine. We want Dissent to be the place where a new kind of leftist politics is hammered out, even if the hammering sometimes hurts.
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